What Clutterbug Are You?

Learn how to effectively organize your home for your organizing personality type.

You enjoy reading:
1.   Magazines or blogs with lots of pictures.
2.  Non Fiction Books.
3.  Fiction Books.
4.  Newspapers or how-to books.

You find your biggest clutter issue is:
1.   I have “stuff” everywhere.
2.  Paper and important items.
3.  Inside closets, cabinets and spare rooms.
4.  I hold onto too many things that may be useful in the future.

Your home usually looks:
1.   A bit cluttered with things I use and love on display.
2.  Tidy with occasional piles of papers or things I haven’t got to yet.
3.   Very clean and tidy, but behind closed doors, closets and drawers can be a mess.
4.  A bit cluttered with projects or items I am still using in some areas.


I find it hard to get rid of:
1.  Things I find beautiful or love to look at.
2.  Items that were expensive or still in good condition.
3.  Sentimental items.
4.  Supplies, tools and other items that are still useful.


Your home usually looks:
1.   Filled with my favorite things and items I use often.
2.  Relatively tidy, but I sometimes have piles that I need to deal with.
3.  Clutter free for the most part, but closets, drawers and hidden areas are a mess.
4.  A bit cluttered with everyday used items that I leave out.


When it comes to cleaning my home, I generally:
1.   Have to spend time tidying my home before I can clean it.
2.  Keep my home clean and tidy.
3.  Have a pretty clean house and I enjoy tidying it.
4.  Want to have a really clean home, but piles sometimes get in the way.


Your ideal craft room would have:
1.  Bright and colorful with all of my supplies displayed in pretty containers on shelving.
2. Everything organized perfectly in separate containers inside cabinets.
3. Everything stored out of sight except for a few pretty accessories.
4. All of my tools organized perfectly and easy to grab and access on a peg board.


When it comes to your home's appearance, you prefer:
1.  Bright, fun and full of visual abundance.
2. Minimal visual clutter and very functional.
3. Pretty, inviting with minimal visual clutter.
4. Visual, functional and organized.

Organizing systems that work best for me are:
1.  Visual systems that are fast and easy to use, like hooks or open baskets on a shelf.
2. Detailed systems that are hidden, such as file cabinets or subdivided compartments.
3. Hidden systems that are easy to use, such as baskets in the closet or drawer dividers.
4. Visual systems that are carefully organized, such as peg boards or clear drawers.


My biggest organizing challenge is:
1.   I don’t like to hide things out of sight; I’m afraid I will forget about them.
2.  I just haven’t scheduled time to organize some areas efficiently.
3.  I tend to neglect hidden areas in my home like storage rooms.
4.  I hate putting things away that I am just going to take out again later.


If a friend called and said they would be coming over in 10 minutes you would:
1.   Make a mad dash grabbing as much clutter as you can.
2.  Straighten slightly.
3.  Wipe counters, hide any mess and scrub the bathrooms in a hurry.
4.  Finish up whatever it was you were working on.


I prefer my everyday used items:
1.  Out where I can easily use them and not misplace them.
2. Organized properly and put away.
3. Out of sight, but still fast and easy to find.
4. Visible and organized properly for quick access.


I remember things best from:
1.   Visual pictures and instructions.
2.  Reading and researching about it.
3.  Someone showing me how to do it.
4.  Figuring it out on my own.


Pick the sentence that best describes you:
1.    I struggle to put things away when I am done using them.
2.   I am a bit of a perfectionist and I prefer minimal clutter.
3.   I like my home to appear spotless, but I shove things where no one can see.
4.   I like functional spaces that make doing hobbies and working easier.


I like my favourite things to be:
1.   Out where I can always see them so they don’t get misplaced.
2.  Stored or displayed properly so that they will last.
3.  Neat and tidy and displayed in an eye pleasing way.
4.  Organized in a visual and functional way.


I like to decorate my home:
1.   With bold colours and artwork.
2.  With minimal, neutral colours.
3.  With current design trends.
4.  With useful, functional pieces.


I would like my home to be:
1.  Fun, bright and cozy.
2. Functional and minimal.
3.  Beautiful and minimal.
4.  Practical and efficient.


What's your organizing style?


Add up your answers.  Are you mostly a 1, 2, 3 or 4?

You may also be a combination of all of these organizing styles!

If you answered mostly 1s, you are a Butterfly.

If you answered mostly 2s, you are a Cricket.

If you answered mostly 3s, you are a Ladybug.

If you answered mostly 4s, you are a Bee.

A Butterfly is a macro-organizer, which means they are time oriented and like to focus on the big picture, rather than the small details. Butterflies prefer an open organizing system (no lids) with broad categories that are clearly visual. Clear bins and baskets, without lids, on open shelving are their go-to organizing solution.

A Cricket is micro-organizer, which means they are task and detailed oriented. Crickets prefer a detailed organizing system with lots of categories.  Sub-divided, stacked bins inside closed cabinets or closets are 
their go-to organizing solution. While a Cricket craves visual simplicity, that desire is sometimes overshadowed by their need for perfection. Because of this, they often pile papers or have current projects and to-do lists visual.


A Ladybug is a macro-organizer, which means they are time oriented and like to focus on the big picture, rather than the small details. Ladybugs prefer open (no lids) and fast organizing solutions that are out of sight. Bins and baskets, without lids, inside closed cabinets or closets are their go-to organizing solution.


A Bee is micro-organizer, which means they are task and detailed oriented. Bee’s prefer a detailed organizing system with lots of categories, but they need these systems visual. Clear, sub-divided containers on open shelving, peg boards and hooks are their go-to organizing solution.

Learn more about the different organizing styles at www.clutterbug.com